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Monday, February 26, 2007

Strom Thurmond Still Speaks and It's Still Ugly

Ok, I've got to admit I don't know the political persuasion of Ellen Senter, a niece of the erstwhile senior senator from South Carolina, Strom Thurmond, may he rest in eternal damnation. But I do know it must be some form of the Jackass Party. Calling this woman an idiot is an insult to idiots. She has got to be the stupidest person on the planet. Not only is she unbelievably stupid, she is also jaw-droppingly racist (in the Scarlett O'Hara way). How else to explain this beauty when she was commenting about the Rev. Al Sharpton's claims that his family was linked to the Thurmond family through slavery? (Are you sitting down?)

"I doubt you can find many native South Carolinians today whose family, if you traced them back far enough, didn't own slaves," Senter, of Columbia, South Carolina, told the Daily News.
She added: "And it is wonderful that (Sharpton) was able to become what he is in spite of what his forefather was."

Yeah. I can feel your eyes widen through the monitor. Didn't I tell you?

Where to begin? First off, as the ignorant, arrogant Ms. Senter is clearly not aware...native South Carolinians were CHEROKEES!!!!! NOT ONE NATIVE AMERICAN SOUTH CAROLINIAN WAS NAMED THURMOND!!!!!!! What the hell, does she think you only count as native if you stepped off the boat from somewhere else? Earth to Ms. Senter, the Webster dictionary definition of "native" is, "of indigenous origin, growth, or productions." Honey, that ain't you or your come from interloper stock, just like the rest of us caucasians, you pompous ass.

Secondly, what's that asinine crack about his "forefather"? That Sharpton's forefather was a slave is certainly not a poor reflection on him, (although it is a poor reflection on the Thurmonds). But the insidious underlying assertion, of course, is that his station in life was all he was fit to ever be anyway. Of course, this means that none of his descendents could be expected to amount to a hill of beans, since they all carry that same "slave" gene with them-you know, the one that makes you stupid and shiftless and only fit to do a white cunt's bidding. Too bad for Al he didn't have the good sense to have white genteel grandparents, then maybe he could have really made something of himself...but, you know, he did well to come as far as he did. Considering the unfortunate circumstances of his ancestry, that is.

Come to think of it, Denzel Washington has done pretty well, too...and Bob, and look at Keith Ellison! Whoda thunk it?

The state of ignorance, arrogance, and racism is alive and well in the US. What's sad is, I bet Ms. Senter would tell you she doesn't have a racist bone in her body, and that a lot of her best friends are black. With jobs!


Pometacom said...

It's a long and painful exhumation. But it has to be done.

Mainecatwoman said...

We really owe Ms Senter a favor. She's not a career politician, and didn't have any idea how impolitic her words were going to sound. They were just what she believed.